Newcastle University Sustainability Week 6-10th March 

Are you curious about what Newcastle University does to be more sustainable? Join us at our Sustainability Week in March 2023 to learn more about sustainability and climate action! 

This exciting event will include a variety of in-person and virtual events which staff and students can get involved in. It is the perfect opportunity to learn more about how you can get involved in Sustainability initiatives at the University in addition to external local partners. Below are some examples of some of the great events you can get involved with: 

How to Take Climate Action Webinar – Wednesday 8th March 

An exciting webinar hosted by a member of the Sustainability Team. Your everyday actions all have associated environmental implications. However, there are steps you can take to decrease some of these negative impacts. In this session, we’ll explore what we can do at the University and at home to take climate action. We will also highlight differences between the two and discuss what the barriers might be. 

This event is perfect for you if you want to do your bit to address the climate emergency and want to know more about how and why. 

Sustainable Development Goals photo competition – 27th February -9th March 2023 

We are hosting a photo competition for all staff and students at Newcastle University to participate in as part of our Sustainability Week 2023. 

We would like you to submit a photo that you have taken that you feel represents one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We have chosen this theme as the photo competition coincides with Sustainable Development Goals Action and Awareness Week. Please submit your response by 10:00 on the 9th March 2023.  

For more information, please see the terms and conditions. 

Tour of the National Green Infrastructure Facility- Wednesday 8th March 2023 

The National Green Infrastructure Facility is a living laboratory that helps to explore potential Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs), green infrastructure and more at Newcastle University. This event is a group guided tour around the outdoor facility which is based at the University Helix site. 
To register please sign up.  

Climate Connections – A Climate Anxiety Workshop – Thursday 9th March  

Climate Anxiety is a sense of fear or worry linked to the climate or ecological crisis. Someone experiencing climate anxiety may feel very worried about the consequences of climate change and what the future holds for our planet. Climate anxiety is common, in fact, in 2020, Friends of the Earth estimated that over 2/3 of young people (18-24 year olds) have experienced it. 

The Climate Connections workshop will demonstrate how we can all take small, affordable, everyday steps to reduce our environmental footprint and provide a boost to our mental health and wellbeing. This workshop is held by the University Health and Wellbeing Team and Venture Zero for University Mental Health Day

Sustainability Festival- Friday 10th March 

To conclude our week, the Sustainability Team will be hosting an in-person Sustainability Festival. This event will showcase all the work the University is doing on sustainability as well external partners we work with. There will be a variety of stalls/talks/activities sharing information and advertising opportunities staff/students can get involved in. Green societies will also be there to share their work. 

This is an interactive event which everyone is welcome to. It’s definitely not one to miss! 

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